Similar to Davis-Bacon, on July 1, 2021, the State of Colorado has established Senate Bill 19-196 (SB 19-196), which indicates that state-funded public work projects that do not receive federal funding would be subject to prevailing wage requirements. This Bill would require:
- Weekly prevailing wage to be paid to laborers and mechanics employed on public works projects that has a contract value of $500,000 or more.
- Apprenticeship utilization requirements of C.R.S. §24-92-115 be followed if the state-funded public work project exceeds $1 million dollars.
- Statutory provisions in such contracts and proper prevailing wage rate posting shall be applied.
Such implementation is the responsibility of the Office of the State Architect.